Category Archives: attitude/culture

Howard’s Weekly Wrap Up – March 25 – Part I (Practical Safety Tips, New CA/WA Laws, and More.

I’ve been crazy busy lately, so actually this Wrap Up would be better titled “Past Three or Four Week Wrap Up.” Last Fall saw a frustrating and still unexplained spike in workplace deaths. OSHA has six months in which h … Continue reading

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Howard’s Weekly Round Up – February 10

Legal Observations Based on This Week’s News. If you are involved in safety or risk management, especially in construction, you recognize that struck-by accidents are almost always among the top three causes of employee deaths. What you may not appreciate … Continue reading

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Howard’s Weekly Roundup – January 28

Thanks for the input on topics you’d like to see and on your own observations to reference in the weekly Update. We’ll also cover many of these subjects in the Podcast and two related domains will soon be up and … Continue reading

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President Trump, Tweeting, Safety, Harassment, Judgement and Will.

Trump, Tweeting, Safety, Harassment, Judgement and Will. The President’s Tweeting dominated our discussions throughout June, with many people asking why does he Tweet? Was it a crafted strategy? A reasonable response to a biased media? A lack of Judgment? Emotional … Continue reading

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Talk versus Email: When Electronic Communications Gets You Sued

  Electronic communications are a mixed blessing. Business is more efficient and new ways of commerce continue to open. However, ubiquitous electronic communications have eroded our personal time and presented near-addicting distractions. From a legal standpoint, electronic communications, and especially … Continue reading

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Why Am I Still Getting Sued By Employees?

(From Industrial Distribution Magazine). After covering union challenges and safety compliance concerns in previous articles, we’ll conclude the series by discussing those common employment law claims that continue to vex distribution employers. I will deviate from the usual format and … Continue reading

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Warren Bennis, Safety, Labor Relations and Leadership

  I love reading the Economist and they justified my appreciation with an August 9 Obituary on Warren Bennis, who they rightly described as “the world’s most important thinker on the subject that business leaders care about more than any … Continue reading

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